What's ahead for the Vols

Tennessee's four remaining opponents offered a mixed bag of results last weekend. One team (Arkansas) won convincingly. One team (Vanderbilt) won unconvincingly. One team (Kentucky) lost and another team (Louisiana-Lafayette) had the weekend off.

Here's a closer look at how the Vols' future foes fared:

- Louisiana-Lafayette (this Saturday). The Ragin' Cajuns (1-7) enjoyed an open date, giving them an extra week to prepare for this weekend's visit to Knoxville.

- Arkansas (Nov. 10). The Razorbacks (5-3, 1-3) inflicted a 58-10 beat-down on a Florida International team that is 0-8 this year and has lost 20 games in a row. Razorback quarterback Casey Dick suffered a first-half concussion, so backup Nathan Emert came on to complete 13 of 25 passes for 154 yards. Standout receiver Marcus Monk, who missed the first seven games due to a preseason knee injury, caught his first two passes of the year. Felix Jones (89 yards, 1 TD) and Darren McFadden (61 yards, 4 TDs) led the Razorbacks' ground attack.

- Vanderbilt (Nov. 17). The Commodores (5-3, 2-3) committed three first-half turnovers but rallied from a 10-10 halftime tie to whip Miami of Ohio 24-13. The Commodores, ranked No. 19 nationally in total defense, limited the visitors to 86 yards of total offense in the second half. Vandy QB MacKenzi Adams suffered a chest injury and gave way to former starter Chris Nickson, who played the entire second half.

- Kentucky (Nov. 24 at Lexington). The Wildcats (6-3, 2-3) committed six turnovers in a stunning 31-14 home-field loss to Mississippi State. Andre Woodson was 24 of 42 passing for 230 yards but threw three interceptions.

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